The Wrangler NFR is the home of entertainment. The championship offers ten days of no-holds-barred entertainment content with the best cowboys slugging it out for the ultimate crown. But the championship is so much more.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is arguably the biggest celebration of western culture and comes with lots of holiday shopping options. It is also an avenue for thousands of rodeo to meet and share experiences.
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This year’s edition has a lot in store for fans – both in the arena and outside the arena. This will ensure that rodeo diehards stay busy throughout those ten days of world-class entertainment.
Due to the number of programs and options available to attendees, some get lost in the awe and are unable to get the full experience. This is why we have prepared the ultimate Rodeo guide to ensure you get the best of the Wrangler 2020.
The Wrangler NFR is an all-round 24/7 event and this guide will cover every period of the ten days. No part of the event will be left out. With this guide, you stand to have the best Wrangler championship of your life.
This guide will cover everything from daytime events to nightlife highlights to brand showcase and musical options. You will also get everything you need for a great shopping experience as well as the best place to stay while you’re in town.
BULLFIGHTERS ONLY Arlington, Texas CHAMPIONSHIP
One of the most popular actions during the championship is the Bullfighters Only Championship. This lively event holds at the Tropicana Bullfighters Only Event Tent and is scheduled at 2 pm each day of the championship. It wouldn’t hurt to take a beverage along during the event.
If you are unable to attend the event at the tent, you can watch the live stream on the Wrangler Network.
AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS FOR FANS
One moment we all cherish is when we get the autograph of our favorite rodeo stars. It is a memory that we never forget and a story that we are always happy to share. There will be more opportunities for moments like this with the Wrangler Autograph Sessions.
The autograph sessions have been placed at different locations so you can get easier access to your favorite stars – these locations include the popular Cowboy Christmas, Golden Nugget and MGM Grand. Visit the NFR experience for scheduling details.
MISS RODEO AMERICA
It is impossible to mention the Wrangler NFR without touching Miss Rodeo America. This is a showcase of the best and brightest young women of western identity. The annual event is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, December 1 and end the following Sunday with the coronation performance.
Get a chance to see who will replace Miss Taylor McNair as the 2020 Miss Rodeo America.
WHERE TO SHOP
The Wrangler NFR offers rodeo fans a great avenue to do their holiday shopping. Cowboy Christmas is the most popular shopping center at the championship and here are some things to love about it.
- About 350 exhibition booths for the best shopping experience
- Live music and other entertainments by RODEOHOUSTON.
- Live rodeo events such as the Junior World Finals presented by YETI.
- It is also the official gift shop of the Wrangler NFR.
Entry to the Cowboy Christmas is free and it opens daily between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
RODEO LIVE STAGE by RODEOHOUSTON
The RODEO LIVE STAGE is the official stop for live music. The stage also features daily talk shows by some of the most popular figures in the world of Rodeo. Here are some of the daily show schedules at the RODEO LIVE STAGE.
- RFD-TV presents Western Sports Roundup at 9:15 am.
- Flint Rasmussen presents “Outside the Barrel” at 12 noon.
- Andy Griggs’ “Keepin’ it Country” is by 1:15 pm.
THE GREAT WALL OF RODEO
The good people of Calgary Stampede will be bringing one of the biggest interactive platforms to the championship. Aptly tagged The Great Wall of Rodeo, this large backdrop will also be graced by the contestants in the Wrangler NFR 2020.
This is will be situated in the Rodeo Way area – it is located east of the Cowboy Christmas live stage.
Cowboy & Indians are coming to the NFR!
C&I will be at this year’s edition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The brand will have a booth that you can locate towards the entrance of the Cowboy Christmas area. Look out for the C&I logo on one of the tents.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has a lot of nightlife options for entertainment – the fun never stops. Here is a guide on the championship has to offer during the night hours. Don’t worry, the night shift is filled with equally great events like the daytime.
Official Rodeo Night Events and Performances
This will run for a little above two hours between the hours of 6:45 pm and 9 pm daily. Here are some of the official night themes;
- Monday, December 9 will be the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night”
- Thursday, December 14 will be “National Patriots Night”
These are the after-dark events open to the public; most of these events will be recurring for all the ten days of the championship.
- Rump’s Rodeo Party hosted by Justin Rumford.
- South Point Presents Ram Rodeo Tailgate Party
- The Mirage Presents Rodeo Vegas 2019.
- Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island.
- Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball
- MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone
- Buckin’ Bash hosted by Justin Rumford.
- Wrangler NFR GO Round Buckle Presentations hosted by Flint Rasmussen & Randy Corley
- National Finals Tonight Show hosted by Don Gay & Joe Beaver.
Jason Aldean will be bringing his awesomeness to the MGM’s Park Theater from December 6 to December 8. REBA and BROOKS & DUNN will pair to delight fans at the Caesars’ Colosseum for seven dates.
The cowboy king George Strait will be at the T-Mobile Arena on 6th & 7th while Shania Twain and her evergreen talent will grace the Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater for five epic dates.
Aaron Watson will wow the crowd at the South Point Showroom during the Wrangler NFR GO Round Buckle Presentations hosted by Flint Rasmussen & Randy Corley. The dates for this are December 5 to December 8.
There are no Nightlife Thrills without Cowboys & Indians
C&I will be offering live music, fine drink options and food specials throughout the ten-day period of the championship at the Silverton Casino & Hotel. The events will be hosted by Justin Frazell and here are some of the performers lined up to thrill the crowd;
- Randy Brown
- Roger Creager
- Ned LeDoux
- Holly Tucker and many more.
This is Shelby Brunette a barrel racer who works at The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). She has been riding horses for the last 15 years and she loves rodeo as well as horses. Based on his experiences with rodeo she is sharing his opinion about National Finals Rodeo (NFR) so that Wrangler NFR fans can get date, time, tickets, results, TV schedule & updates. Find him on twitter here. Happy reading!